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Alzheimer ’s disease and Dementia: Increasing Physician Capacity to Assess and Diagnose

ACPM partners with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) Division for Population Health, and the Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging Program (AD + HAP) to increase physician's/health care professionals' awareness of brain health as a serious health condition. 

Project Details

ACPM is collaborating with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) enters for Disease Control (CDC) Division for Population Health, and the Alzheimer's Disease and Healthy Aging Program (AD + HAP) to develop and implement activities to educate physician's/health care professionals’ on blood pressure control and other modifiable risk factors as a possible mechanism for reducing the risk of future impaired brain health and cognitive decline, and will increase the number of physicians/health care professionals who take action to assess, diagnose and refer patients with brain health issues to care and community evidence-based programs focused on self-measured blood pressure (SMBP) monitoring.

Building upon the ACPM and CDC Brain Heath online course, ACPM will increase the awareness of brain health, cognitive decline, and dementia as a serious health condition as well as increase the number of physicians, and other health care professionals to take action to screen, diagnose, and refer patients with brain health issues to appropriate care regardless of the etiology. 

Activities for this one (1) year project induce hosting a half-day Brain Health Learning Institute at the 2019 ACPM Preventive Medicine annual conference, and developing and an online resource and technical assistance center to provide resources, and disseminate emerging research on brain health, Alzheimer's disease, Dementia, and care planning.


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